Cafe Dishes Up for Thanksgiving

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — While some gripe about working the holidays, a Springfield restaurant gladly dishes up every Thanksgiving for free. For the last eight years, Busy Bee Cafe on Main Street has welcomed one and all through their doors for a real Thanksgiving feast of turkey and ham with all the fixings on their own … Continue reading »

Burch’s Donates Shoes to Eugene Mission

EUGENE, Ore. — A shoe store in Eugene is getting the holidays started off on the right foot. Burch’s Shoe Store in Oakway Center won its company’s national contest this year, which means 100 pairs of shoes for those in need this winter at the Eugene Mission. The bulk delivery arrived this week, from Naot … Continue reading »

Eugene Mission Celebrates Life Changes

EUGENE, Ore — The Eugene Mission is trying a different approach as homeless numbers continue to grow and, it seems to be working. This Saturday, the Mission celebrates the first graduates of its Life Change program.  A year ago, the Eugene Mission implemented the 24/7 holistic program, transforming the Mission from a homeless shelter to … Continue reading »

Whoville Campers at Federal Building

EUGENE, Ore. — Homeless campers are back at the old federal building plaza after a week-long cleaning closure. A camper said the majority of those who are camping at the old federal building are members of Whoville. Back on April 1, the Eugene Police Department shut down the Whoville camp at Broadway and Hilyard. One … Continue reading »

Eugene Mission Holds Annual Dinner

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Mission’s doors were open on Wednesday for a free Christmas dinner. It’s an annual tradition for the homeless shelter, and hundreds of people showed up to take advantage of the generosity. Organizers say Wednesday afternoon’s meal was busier than the Thanksgiving feast. Those who stay at the Mission say they’re … Continue reading »

A Slice of Kindness for The Mission

EUGENE, Ore. — Little Caesar’s Pizza spent the morning dishing out food to those in need one pie at a time. A portable kitchen that travels throughout the country stopped at the Eugene Mission Wednesday morning to serve 130 pizzas. Managers from the local Little Caesar’s restaurants volunteered throughout the morning cooking up the fresh … Continue reading »

Eugene Mission Loses Health Care

EUGENE, Ore. — Cuts in the Lane County Health and Human Services Department may leave people at the Eugene Mission without health care. Many of the men, women and children living at the Eugene Mission haven’t enjoyed a healthy lifestyle. After surviving life on the streets, some come into the mission suffering a wide variety … Continue reading »

Eugene Mission’s Historic Truck for Sale

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Mission is preparing for major changes next month. The nonprofit is eliminating its long-standing newspaper recycling program, which is no longer making a profit. June 15 is the last day. Crews will pick up the 1,000 red boxes or you can keep them for a $50 donation. But there’s another … Continue reading »

Eugene Mission Cuts Newspaper Recycling

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Mission is expanding services, allowing the nonprofit to assist more clients with food, shelter and clothing, but now the mission is preparing to cut a major program. Come June, the Eugene Mission is cutting its recycling program. Long before there was the red box for DVDs came the red box … Continue reading »

New Eugene Women’s Center Opens

EUGENE, Ore. — There was much rejoicing Saturday morning at the grand opening of the Eugene Mission’s Women’s Center. The director says it’s been a long time coming. “It did take about a year and a half to build and you know it was a slow but steady process. And I think you’ll find out … Continue reading »

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